First of all a huge thank you to Joe Morin and Brett Tabke from Pubcon for making this happen. Second a Huge Thank You to the folks from MGM/Mirage, Blue Man Group and Cirque du Soleil for their generosity in donating all of the tickets and for being such a cutting edge company that realizes the influence of the Blogosphere and new media.
This program was a huge success at last year’s Pubcon and I was immediately jealous when I saw what they had done. Completely by coincidence Joe and I met about a month ago at New Media Expo and he said we might be able to pull this off for BlogWorld. About three weeks of hard work and organization from Joe and Brett and off we go.
So here is the deal, the tickets are free to all BlogWorld attendees on a first come first serve basis. Every show is certain to sell out so sign up ASAP. I would highly recommend going to the Thursday night showing if you can as there will be fewer bloggers in town then vs. Friday.
All the MGM/Mirage folks are asking is that you write an honest review of the show you see. It is not required but if they are cool enough to give you a $100 + ticket I hope you are decent enough to follow up and write the review on your blog. They don’t want puff pieces. They want your honest opinion if you loved it let them know, if you hated it, then explain why.
When you post your review, please link back to this post.
Here is the Blogger’s Night Out Schedule with all of the available shows and times:
Thursday September 18th
8:00 p.m. (tickets must be picked up by 6pm or they will be released back to general sales pool)
Friday September 19th
Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Blog World attendees can ride the coaster for free with their conference badge – up to the first 200 attendees each day. Be sure you bring your badge if you want to ride the roller coaster!
Between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. BlogWorld attendees may obtain free admission with their badge. Be sure you bring your badge if you want to get in!
Now how do you get your tickets?
Go to this website and sign up, you will get an email verifying you have registered. Click the link and log in. You will then get an email from Brett asking which show you want tickets for. Just reply with your request.
The pubon folks will be at Blogworld Thursday afternoon and all day Friday. You will need to pick up your tickets directly from them.
Counting the roller coaster there are over 1,000 tickets available. This is a huge program that MGM/Mirage has put together for us. So if you feel inspired to just thank them in general please be sure and link back to this post with anything like that as well.